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4D3N Bario Highlands Adventure

TOUR CODE: BBN02

Bario is a peaceful village located in the centre of the Kelabit Highlands in the north east of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is almost sharing international borders with the Indonesian Kalimantan, and is about 3280 feet above sea level. It is the main settlement in the Kelabit Highlands. There are regular flights between Bario Airport, Miri & Marudi. As for their history, the Kelabits are mostly found in the region stretching from the Karayan and the Kelapang River northwards to the Upper Limbang River, a belt of the Kelabit hinterland.

More than 200 years ago, these groups of people were only known among themselves by their settlement. The name Kelabit was only 'given' to the tribe later. How the name was actually derived was unknown. One of the more popular theories is that it derives the name from the River Pa' Labid. But due to wrong pronunciation, the words Pa' Labid was pronounced as 'Kelabit'. Thus, it now refers to the tribe of kinsmen speaking the same dialect.

Over a century ago, the Kelabits were somewhat involved in headhunting raids, not so much for ritual purposes but as a means to prove one’s courage, bravery or valour, and to get even with their enemy. However, things have changed. Today among other things, the Kelabits are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality. They embraced Christianity during the 1940s through the influence History of Guru Paul, also known as Nimang Tepun.

In the year 1946, the first school was opened by Tom Harrison, who lived with the Kelabits for two years after the Second World War. In the year 2001, the Bario community was named as one of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities by World Teleport Association. The Kelabit, at approximately 5000 people, is one of the smallest ethnic groups in Sarawak. Like many other indigenous communities in Sarawak, the Kelabit live in longhouses in the highlands. However, due to economic and social factors, many have migrated to live in urban areas over the last 40 years. It is estimated that roughly only 1200 Kelabit are still living in the highlands. The Kelabit language is widely spoken, and many have also learned to speak English and Bahasa Malaysia.

TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Upon arrival Bario Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Bario Highland Country Cottage for check in.
  • Lunch at Cottage.
  • In the afternoon, proceed to famous Bario mountain salt spring. Its about 30 minutes walk.
  • Visit the Bario pineapple plantation and enjoy the best pineapples in Sarawak or in Malaysia.
  • Return back to Bario Highland Country Cottage.
  • Dinner & overnight at Cottage.

DAY 2

  • Breakfast at cottage.
  • Proceed to Arur Dalan Longhouse where we will trek up Bario most famous Prayer mountain. It is 1137 ft which will take 1.5 hrs to trek up. From Prayer mountain will trek to waterfall before decending to the penan settlements ( nomadic tribe ).
  • Return back to Cottage for lunch.
  • In the afternoon the Kelabit ladies will try their hands at preparing the Kelabit bukus rice, cook organic dishes, sanapeh kueh etc.
  • Dinner & overnight at Cottage.

DAY 3

  • Breakfast at cottage.
  • Bario tour by 4 x 4 wheel drive round all the Longhouses like Bario , Pa'rampur upper and lower, Pa'ukat longhouses, seeing the Bario adan rice fields (Rated as world best and finest rice)
  • Visit Bario museum.
  • Climb up Korea and Rest house hill just behind the shophouses.
  • Return back to Bario Highland Country Cottage.
  • Free time in the afternoon.
  • Dinner & overnight at Cottage.

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at cottage & free at own leisure until transfer to Bario airport for flight departure.

Rates

HOTEL TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING
BARIO HIGHLAND COUNTRY COTTAGE (DORMITORY TYPE) MYR 778BOOK

Rates are based on per person basis & Mininum 4 person

* All rates above valid till 31 December 2018 (tour commencement date).

  • Rates Include:
  • 3 night accommodation at Bario Highland Country Cottage (Dormitory Type)
  • 3 breakfast, 3 lunch & 3 dinner.
  • All transfers & tours as stated in the package.
  • Rates exclude:
  • Airfare, Tipping, Travel insurance, Tourism Tax
  • Requirement for the trip:
  • Torchlight, insect repellent, raincoat, towel, hair & body Shampoo, trekking shoes, own drinking bottle and first aid kit.

Note: Every person participates in any tour or holiday organized by the company shall be regarded in every respect as carrying his / her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other travelers.